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New Business: Calypso Hills Hideaways & Shirley’s Restaurant

Overlooking the serenity and seclusion of the Marls, the newest addition to Abaco’s lodging accommodations is Calypso Hills Hideaways Ltd. Owned by Warren and April Ellis, a soft opening was held on August 14. The Ellises also own U-Save Car Rental, which April explained was her husband’s dream. “Calypso Hills …

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Ten Percent Increase in Tourism Arrivals; Abaco to be Featured in Marketing

International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2 percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from Canada is also contributing to the …

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Reviews Proposed Bio-Mass Power Plant

An alternative power generation plant proposal which promises to create up to 250 jobs is under review by Cabinet Minister Michael Pintard but no decision appears imminent. The project aims to be an Abaco-based biomass plant that will generate 24 megawatts (MW) of energy using elephant grass. Mr. Pintard, recently-appointed …

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The Bahamas Prepares to Join the World Trade Organization

A presentation was made to inform Abaco residents on the basic concepts and benefits of The Bahamas of becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The goal of the WTO is to liberalize trading among the nations of the world. It was organized after World War II when …

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Legendary Walker’s Cay Resort Poised to Resume Operation

Abaco’s once famous sport fishing destination, Walker’s Cay has been sold to Texas businessman and philanthropist Carl Allen who plans to redevelop the northernmost island in The Bahamas to its former glory. Mr. Allen – a long-time visitor to The Bahamas – finalized the purchase of the island with the …

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Cabinet and Industry Split Over Fly Fishing Regulations

The government has announced the continuance of the Flats Fishing Regulations introduced by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government last year, bringing both clarity and further confusion for some on the controversial act. The decision followed concerns by members of the fly fishing industry that the new Free National Movement …

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Southern Comfort Offering Bahamian Food with a Gourmet Twist in Murphy Town

Located at the corner of Forest Drive and Ben Curry Lane, the small building that is the venue of Southern Comfort Restaurant could be easily passed-by. But look for it, as the menu consisting of traditional Bahamian food with a few international recipes, might be one that keeps you coming …

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American Airlines Adds Direct Route from Charlotte to Marsh Harbour

By Joanne Feinstein AbacoBuzz.com Recently, as part of the biggest Caribbean bound flight expansion in the past few years, American Airlines announced that they would be launching a year-round route from Charlotte to Marsh Harbour. Starting in December this new non-stop route will fly from CLT to MHH every Saturday, …

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Controversial Flats Fishing Regulations Suspended

Confusion mounts over the issue of a suspension of the Flats Fishing Regulations which were passed in early 2017 with an official announcement expected to come “soon” which hopes to clear up matters. During a radio appearance on the Steve McKinney show on Friday evening Minister of Agriculture and Marine …

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Frederick’s Agency Marks Fifty Years of Service to the Community

Frederick’s Agency Customs Brokerage was started by Freddie Albury in 1968. It was the first Customs brokerage in Marsh Harbour. It was located in a small building on Queen Elizabeth Drive in the same location as the current version of the business. Freddie ran the company successfully until it was …

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